"Hutch is gone. He was my friend. He piloted me once to a mission in the Belassar system."
―Princess Leia Organa[src]

The Belassar system was located in the Sarla sector of the galaxy's Expansion Region.[1] Early during the Galactic Civil War,[3] prior to the Battle of Yavin, the Galactic Empire moved to suppress Rebel Alliance activity in the system. In response, Princess Leia Organa and the Alderaanian consular ship Tantive IV,[4] accompanied by pilot Jon "Dutch" Vander,[5] arrived to clandestinely support the Rebels.[4] From at least 12 ABY to 17 ABY, the Bellasar system fell within the borders of New Republic–controlled space.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Belassar system was first mentioned in the July 1998 young-readers story Star Wars Journal: Captive to Evil, written by Jude Watson.[5] The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas later placed the system in grid square J-8 and expanded on Leia Organa's mission there,[4] as first recounted in Watson's story.[5]



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